Horse Health Matters®

Behavior

Finding a Horse Behaviorist

Mark Sellers

Finding a Horse Behaviorist

by Mark Sellers

April 18, 2017 11:38

Need help with your pushy, stubborn or wayward horse? Learn how to choose an expert to help you "read" your horse and develop specific plans for specific …

Horse Training With Treats, Does It Work …

by Katie Navarra

April 18, 2017 11:40

Can you use treats to train your horse? Most expert say no, but some say yes. Read on to find out how you can use treats to get better behavior from your horse …

Should colt starting be a competitive event? - EquiMed Asks

by Mark Sellers

April 4, 2017 18:09

We recently asked our Facebook visitors, "Should colt starting be a competitive event?" Based on this informal survey, the answer is a clear No …

The Four Categories of Equine Dental Care

by EquiMed Staff

April 6, 2017 12:45

Unlike people, horses don't usually get cavities, but they do get tartar build up and periodontal diseases. Learn about the importance of regular floatings and …

Tip of the Day

Want to lease, buy or sell a horse? You can find agreements online that are drafted by attorneys that specialize in equine law.

Take the Trauma Out of 5 Horse Health Emergencies

by EquiMed Staff

April 12, 2017 11:17

Colic, acute lameness, traumatic injury accompanied by severe bleeding, shock, and choke are emergencies for which all horse owners need to be prepared …

Fitness And Conditioning

Dynamic Mobilization Exercises for Horses

Dr. Hilary Clayton

Dynamic Mobilization Exercises for Horses

by Dr. Hilary Clayton

April 14, 2017 15:48

Learn how dynamic mobilization exercises activate and strengthen the horse's muscles for increased strength and flexibility …

Lameness

Recognizing Lameness in Your Horse

EquiMed Staff

Recognizing Lameness in Your Horse

by EquiMed Staff

May 2, 2017 15:26

Horse lameness can be both observed from the ground and felt while riding. For the new horse owner, and sometimes for an equine veterinarian, recognizing …

Reproductive Care

The Horse Breeding Season

EquiMed Staff

The Horse Breeding Season

by EquiMed Staff

May 7, 2017 12:30

When is the best time to breed your mare? Horse's experience an optimal "breeding season." Understanding why this is so will help you pick the best time to …

Videos

Hoof Care - Trimming the Donkey

Video of donkey hoof trimming.

Horse Snips

Horse Health Video Shorts

Essentials

Meeting the Horse's Basic Dietary Needs

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 11:17

Horses require basic nutrition elements in proper proportions and amounts. This article discuss the equine's basic dietary needs, giving you the information you …

General Care

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

November 8, 2018 11:24

Read about the many types of parasites that can affect your horse and learn how using the three "arms" of strategic deworming can be an answer to your parasite …

General Care

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

April 21, 2017 10:34

An effective equine vaccination program always begins with a discussion with your veterinarian and why the risk factors in your particular area of the country …

First Aid

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

EquiMed Staff

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

by EquiMed Staff

April 10, 2017 10:26

Minor injuries and illnesses in horses can turn into costly or catastrophic situations if not recognized and treated promptly. Read to learn the 5 principles of …

Word of the Day

Estrus

The time in an equine's breeding cycle when the female is receptive to the male.

Want a Healthy Horse? Look to the Way Horses Live in the Wild …

by EquiMed Staff

April 25, 2017 13:06

Over the years, researchers have thoroughly investigated the evolution of horses and determined that the way horses live in the wild can serve as a guide for …

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